Jewish Student Killed Defending Ukraine

Stand for Israel  |  March 16, 2022

Bombed Hillel in Kharkiv, Ukraine

As the war continues in Ukraine, we have heard so many stories of tragedy… as well as so many stories of bravery. This story, shared by The Times of Israel’s Tobias Siegel, is both – a Jewish student who took up arms to defend his hometown of Kharkiv, and made the ultimate sacrifice:

A Jewish college student died on Monday in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, while “defending Ukraine,” Hillel International said in a statement, as Russian forces continue to bombard the besieged city.

The student, identified by the Hillel chapter in Kharkiv as Serafim Sabaranskiy, “died a hero,” Hillel said.

“We are heartbroken and devastated to share that Serafim, a student at Hillel Kharkiv, has been killed defending Ukraine. We are sharing our love and our prayers with Sefarim’s family and friends. He died a hero. May his memory always be a blessing and a comfort,” the full statement read…

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